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Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep recall 1.9 million vehicles globally for airbag fault: Australian models affected

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Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep recall 1.9 million vehicles globally for airbag fault: Australian models affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for 1.4 million Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles in the US over concerns a wiring fault could prevent the airbags from deploying and the seatbelt pretensioner from tightening, in the event of a collision...

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Fiat Chrysler Australia announces new CEO, outgoing chief moves to Asia Pacific role
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Fiat Chrysler Australia announces new CEO, outgoing chief moves to Asia Pacific role

The Australian arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced the appointment of a new President and CEO, Steve Zanlunghi. New York-born Zanlunghi, an American/Australian dual-citizen with a life-long history here, replaces native Detroiter Pat Dougherty, who came to the role in late 2014 and now moves to lead the company's parts and service operations for the wider Asia-Pacific region...


Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300 gearshift recall underway
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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300 gearshift recall underway

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is recalling the ‘WK’ Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300 from various model years, over concerns the electronic shift lever may not correctly engage ‘park’. Last month the company’s local arm confirmed it would recall 47,451 examples of the two models for the electronic ‘monostable’ gear shifter as part of a wider global recall...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 12: Focus RS drift mode condemned, Pokémon Go, Mazda3 revealed, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 12: Focus RS drift mode condemned, Pokémon Go, Mazda3 revealed, and much more

Welcome to episode 12 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric is joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


Fiat Chrysler offers reward to hackers in boosted safety push
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Fiat Chrysler offers reward to hackers in boosted safety push

In a move that further highlights the closing gap between cars and technology, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is now offering financial incentives to hackers that successfully expose flaws in the company's software systems. Using a third-party code-sharing platform called BugCrowd, FCA is offering bounties between $150 and $1500 to participants who identify security gaps in vehicle and customer-facing software architecture...


Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Ram added to Takata recall: 22,000 vehicles affected
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Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Ram added to Takata recall: 22,000 vehicles affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for more than 22,000 vehicles from a trio of model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. Less than a week after Subaru recalled nearly 76,000 vehicles as part of the Takata scandal, FCA has added a further 22,345 units to the worldwide campaign...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 9: ANCAP audits Picanto, Subaru Levorg reviewed, Jeeps recalled, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 9: ANCAP audits Picanto, Subaru Levorg reviewed, Jeeps recalled, and much more

Welcome to episode 9 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest news in the automotive world and CarAdvice's latest reviews. As usual, you can expect some foolin' around, too...


Chrysler 300 could switch to FWD/AWD platform for next generation
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Chrysler 300 could switch to FWD/AWD platform for next generation

The next-generation Chrysler 300 may ditch its rear-wheel drive heritage in favour of a front- and all-wheel drive platform. Earlier this week, Fiat Chrysler (FCA) chairman Sergio Marchionne met with workers at the company's factory in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, to thank them for their efforts in getting the Chrysler Pacifica people mover into production...


Fiat Chrysler 2.0-litre turbo engine coming in 2017
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Fiat Chrysler 2.0-litre turbo engine coming in 2017

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) will reportedly introduce a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine next year, which in its top-spec trim will produce around 225kW (300hp). According to sources that have spoken to Automotive News, the new 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine will feature direct injection, variable valve timing, an aluminium block and a twin-scroll turbo...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6 2016 For the first time in its history, Hyundai has been crowned the top-selling passenger car brand. The VFACTS figures for April were released this week and the Hyundai i30 was Australia’s best selling car ahead of the Toyota Hi-Lux, Ford Ranger, Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Google, Chrysler teaming up on driverless cars: official
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Google, Chrysler teaming up on driverless cars: official

Google and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) will jointly develop a self-driving version of the Chrysler Pacifica hybrid people mover, which will be added to the search giant's ever growing fleet of research and test autonomous vehicles. As part of this deal, the two companies will each assign a group of engineers who will work together, at a site in southeastern Michigan, to design, engineer and test the self-driving people carrier...


Fiat Chrysler and Google close to deal on autonomous car technology - reports
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Fiat Chrysler and Google close to deal on autonomous car technology - reports

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Google are reportedly very close to signing a deal related to self-driving car technology. Sources have told both Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal that FCA and Google are in the late stage of negotiations, with the technology giant responsible for the supply of autonomous vehicle technology, while the Italian-American car maker will provide the automotive platform and manufacturing capability...


Fiat Chrysler announces 1.1-million car recall over gear selector: Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge models affected
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Fiat Chrysler announces 1.1-million car recall over gear selector: Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge models affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced a recall for more than 1.1 million vehicles over a potential problem with the gear selector fitted to certain Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler models. According to a statement from the brand, 811,586 vehicles in the US are affected by the recall, as well as 52,144 cars and SUVs in Canada; 16,805 models in Mexico; and 248,667 outside the NAFTA region - likely including Australia, though we're yet to hear back from the company's local arm...


Fiat Chrysler still keen on a merger with the 'big guys'
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Fiat Chrysler still keen on a merger with the 'big guys'

John Elkann, chairman of Fiat Chrysler, has reiterated the company's desire to find a merger partner with one of the larger automakers. In addition to his role at the Italian-American automaker, Elkann is also the nominated head of the powerful Agnelli clan and is the CEO of the family's Exor investment vehicle...


Fiat Chrysler boss rules out merger with PSA Peugeot-Citroen
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Fiat Chrysler boss rules out merger with PSA Peugeot-Citroen

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) chairman Sergio Marchionne has ruled out a merger with PSA Peugeot-Citroen, but said that the automaker is in open discussions with non-automotive companies.  In an industry event this week in Chicago, Marchionne told Reuters that the Italian-American automaker had no plans to combine with PSA Peugeot-Citroen...


Maserati Levante plug-in hybrid to share drivetrain parts with Chrysler Pacifica
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Maserati Levante plug-in hybrid to share drivetrain parts with Chrysler Pacifica

The Maserati Levante plug-in hybrid that's due in the next few years will use drivetrain components shared with other products throughout the Fiat Chrysler (FCA) family. Harald Wester, CEO of Maserati, told Motor Trend at the recent Geneva motor show that "a standalone [PHEV] programme would be suicidal, so we have to look at FCA"...


Dodge Journey and Chrysler Voyager recalled over faulty airbag sensor
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Dodge Journey and Chrysler Voyager recalled over faulty airbag sensor

The 2008 Dodge Journey and Chrysler Grand Voyager have been issued with a recall to address a potentially faulty airbag sensor. Corrosion of the power-supply to the Occupant Restraint Control module may cause the unit to malfunction. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia reports that this fault could result in either preventing airbag deployment in a collision, or have the airbag deploy outside of an emergency situation...


Fiat Chrysler Australia holding steady on motorsport despite growing interest
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Fiat Chrysler Australia holding steady on motorsport despite growing interest

Despite recent reports that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne is keen to see his Alfa Romeo brand return to Formula One racing, the local division says it's happy not having a presence in the Australian motorsport scene… for now anyway. Consistently rumoured to be on the cusp of considering entering the local V8 Supercars series – in a race car based on the 6...